Nigerian Pastor Who Refused To Wed A Couple Because They Came Late, Dies

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Essa Ogorry , the Nigerian cleric who reportedly canceled a wedding because the were few minutes late to church has sadly passed away.

The died on the same date his wife died.

Essa Ogorry of Fulfilling Word Foundation Church, Trans Amadi, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, died on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

His wife, Tonyemieba Essa-Ogorry, also died on the same date a year ago, Feb 16, 2020.

The made headlines recently after he refused to wed a for about an hour because they were few minutes late to church on Feb 6, 2021.

This led to an altercation between church members and the wedding guests/couple, and ended in the couple wedding in a hotel with a standing as officiating minister.

Tributes have been pouring in for the and his church has released a video of him tagged: “Our cherished moments with Pastor Essa Ogorry.”

A member took to Facebook to claim the was sick and came from Lagos to Port Harcourt for the wedding, which is why he was strict with the couple when they arrived late.